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Open Democracy

Pioneering a new type of independent media based on exchange and participation, Open Democracy spans the globe and covers the key questions of our times with interviews and contributions from renowned authors and marginalized voices alike.

Some topics covered in this collection include life inside Guantanamo, climate change, human rights, and freedom of expression. Interviews with Sister Helen Prejean, Salman Rushdie, Carlos Fuentes, and Daniel Ellsberg are featured.

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Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib, torture 11
democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Choman Hardi, Yang Lian, Jack Mapanje, human rights, poetry, Poet in the City, exile, Helena Kennedy 11
PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nilufer Gole, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, Ian Buruma, idols and insults, freedom of expression, religion, open democracy 9
Daniel Ellsberg, Vietnam, Pentagon Papers, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, Iraq, whistle-blower, truth, politics 5
democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Sister Helen Prejean, death penalty, dead man walking, tim robbins, Isabel Hilton, death of innocents, abu ghraib, torture, supreme court 5
opendemocracy 4
opendemocracy, Ankelohe Conversations, Solana Larsen, Jeremy Leggett, George Marshall, Mark Lynas, climate change, 4
Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie, PEN 3
openDemocracy, Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, PEN, democracy, open democracy 3
Yto Barrada, Morocco, Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, Strait Project 2
arts 2
attack 2
culture 2
democracy 2
democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Hilton, The Eagles Throne, Mexico, 2
elias khoury 2
film 2
literature 2
openDemocracy 2
palestine 2
politics 2
terrorism 2
Ammar Abdulhamid, Carol Darr, George Saunders, Åsne Seierstad, Susan Tifft 1
Elias Khoury 1
Emily Hunter, Comite de Apoyo del Tibet, Tibet, opendemocracy, democracy, politics, open democracy, genocide, China, NGO, Tenzin Tsundue 1
Jacob Weisberg, internet, truth, politics, democracy, 1
Margaret Atwood 1
New Orleans, Jim Gabour, openDemocracy, politics, democracy, FEMA, mardi gras, carnival, Hurricane Katrina, levee 1
Orhan Pamuk 1
PEN 1
PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nilufer Gole, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, Ian Buruma, idols and insults, freedom of expression, religion, open democracy, 1
PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nilufer Gole, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, Ian Buruma, idols and insults, open democracy 1
Palestine 1
Salman Rushdie 1
Sidney Blumenthal, Isabel Hilton, opendemocracy, open democracy, politics, democracy, midterms, Bush, Republicans, Democrats, How Bush Rules, Senate, House of Representatives, climate change, Clinton, 1
World Voices 1
arab 1
arab literature 1
carlos fuentes, 1
democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Hilton, The Eagles Throne, Mexico 1
freedom of speech 1
gate of the sun 1
isabel hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, luis alfonso de alba, human rights council, un human rights commission, human rights, 1
israel 1
nakba 1
opendemocracy elias khoury palestine arab literature 1
opendemocracy, Taliban, Aina, Charlie devereux, reza, photography, Afghanistan, Taliban, NGO, politics, democracy, open democracy, 1
opendemocracy, democracy, politics, John Lennon, President Nixon, David Leaf, Richard Young, Yoko Ono, The Beatles, John Sheinfeld 1
opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Iraq, President, politics, Ali Allawi, Siobhan O'Connell, Isabel Hilton, gender, renga, mp3, open democracy, 1
opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Isabel Hilton, Sidney Blumental, Alain de Botton, mp3, open democracy, 1
opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Isabel Hilton, Sidney Blumental, Alain de Botton, mp3, open democracy, Jim Gabour, New Orleans, Maggie Gee, Babel, leg drain, 1
opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Isabel Hilton, Sidney Blumental, Alain de Botton, mp3, open democracy, Patricia Daniel, China dialogue, fat, 1
opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Isabel Hilton, Sidney Blumental, Alain de Botton, mp3, open democracy, Paul Rogers, Harun Hassan, Stephen Howe, 1
opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Kamin Mohammadi, Tehran, Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Isabel Hilton, gender, renga, mp3, open democracy, 1
opendemocracy, politics, democracy, Branko Milanovic, World Bank, economics, inequality, Gini coefficient, Cochabamba, Boloivia, Rachel Rawlins 1
torture, detention, CIA secret flights, European Convention on Human Rights, democracy, terrorism, Alvaro Gil-Robles, openDemocracy, Council of Europe, Isabel Hilton 1
vietnam whistle-blowing ellsberg opendemocracy 1
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Open Democracy
by Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Hilton
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Part 1 (of 2 part interview): political culture For transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3258
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Hilton, The Eagles Throne, Mexico,
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks about writing, religion, and freedom of expression.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie
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openDemocracy presents the first of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk and Margaret Atwood discuss power, shame and saying the unsayable. Part 1, in which Salman Rushdie talks about Gunther Grass, "Group 47" and dialogue between America and the rest of the world. For partial transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/pen_3488.jsp Part two of a three part interview.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: openDemocracy, Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, PEN, democracy, open democracy
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy
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Wish you could hear as well as see openDemocracy? Well now you can! Listen to the second of our weekly poDcasts.
Topic: opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Isabel Hilton, Sidney Blumental, Alain de Botton, mp3,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Jeremy Leggett, George Marshall, Mark Lynas
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From the "Ankelohe Conversations" in Germany Jeremy Leggett, George Marshall, and Mark Lynas discuss climate change and the oil endgame.
Topic: opendemocracy, Ankelohe Conversations, Solana Larsen, Jeremy Leggett, George Marshall, Mark Lynas,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy
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Wish you could hear as well as see openDemocracy? Well now you can! Listen to our weekly poDcast.
Topic: opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Iraq, President, politics, Ali Allawi, Siobhan O'Connell,...
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Isabel hilton,
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Isabel Hilton, editor of openDemocracy, speaks to Luis Alfonso de Alba, president of the Human Rights Council.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: isabel hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, luis alfonso de alba, human rights council, un human...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy
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Wish you could hear as well as see openDemocracy? Well now you can! Listen to the first of our weekly poDcasts.
Topic: opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Isabel Hilton, Sidney Blumental, Alain de Botton, mp3,...
Open Democracy
by Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Hear Clive Stafford Smith, who visits Guantanamo regularly, talk about the camp, the prisoners and what it's like trying to defend men the president has described as the "worst of the worst". For partial transcript and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=2&debateId=124&articleId=3055 Part 1 of a 10 part interview.
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nilufer Gole, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, Ian Buruma
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. In a question and answer session eight speakers discuss writing, religion, and freedom of expression: What does respect mean, how can work still be meaningful without self-censoring?
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Hear Clive Stafford Smith explain. "Those three people were meant to stand up in court and say 'I'm guilty' just like in the days of Joe Stalin ... It's meant to divert your attention from the fact that Osama Bin Laden has never been caught". For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/xml/xhtml/articles/3055.html Part 6 of a 10 part interview.
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy
2,552
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Wish you could hear as well as see openDemocracy? Well now you can! Listen to our weekly poDcast.
Topic: opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Isabel Hilton, Sidney Blumental, Alain de Botton, mp3,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie
2,240
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openDemocracy presents the second of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Two giants of south Asian culture, the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and novelist Salman Rushdie discuss democracy, migration and identity. For transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/pen2_3520.jsp Both parts of a 2 part audio.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie, PEN
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by Daniel Ellsberg, Isabel Hilton
1,639
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In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers the Pentagon's secret, twelve-volume history of United States involvement in Vietnam. Why did he do it? For partial transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=3&debateId=33&articleId=3101 Part 2 of a 4 part interview.
Topic: Daniel Ellsberg, Vietnam, Pentagon Papers, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, Iraq, whistle-blower,...
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Margaret Atwood, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie
1,636
1
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openDemocracy presents the first of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk and Margaret Atwood discuss power, shame and saying the unsayable. Part 2, in which Orhan Pamuk talks about freedom of expression, and the legacy of the Iraq war. For partial transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/pen_3488.jsp
Topic: openDemocracy, Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, PEN, democracy, open democracy
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy
1,567
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Wish you could hear as well as see openDemocracy? Well now you can! Listen to our weekly poDcast.
Topic: opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Kamin Mohammadi, Tehran, Iran, President Mahmoud...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
1,325
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Mark Hanrahan talks to director Chris Gorak about his new film and fictionalising a terrorist attack
Topics: film, terrorism, arts, culture, democracy, opendemocracy, politics, attack, terrorism
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie
1,256
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openDemocracy presents the first of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk and Margaret Atwood discuss power, shame and saying the unsayable. For partial transcripts and observations, visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/pen_3488.jsp
Topics: openDemocracy, Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, PEN, World Voices, freedom of speech
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Clive Stafford-Smith is a lawyer who represents many of the more than 500 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. In an exclusive interview for openDemocracy, he describes the prison camp and the conditions that lawyers work under, tells us how his clients have been tortured and explains how false information extracted by torture is contaminating US intelligence. Listen to Guantanamo, the inside story. For transcripts and observations please visit...
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Solana Larsen, George Marshall
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From the "Ankelohe Conversations" in Germany Solana Larsen talks to George Marshall of the Climate Outreach and Information Network, about climate change and the oil endgame.
Topic: opendemocracy, Ankelohe Conversations, Solana Larsen, Jeremy Leggett, George Marshall, Mark Lynas,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Richard Young, David Leaf
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openDemocracy's Richard Young talks to David Leaf, writer and director of "John Lennon vs the US," a film about the Nixon administration's attempts to silence Lennon's anti-war message.
Topic: opendemocracy, democracy, politics, John Lennon, President Nixon, David Leaf, Richard Young, Yoko...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie
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openDemocracy presents the second of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Two giants of south Asian culture, the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and novelist Salman Rushdie discuss democracy, migration and identity. For transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/pen2_3520.jsp Part 2 of a 2 part audio.
Topic: Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie, PEN
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Jim Gabour
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"The carnival that keeps us sane after all this madness." Jim Gabour reports from New Orleans' big parade.
Topic: New Orleans, Jim Gabour, openDemocracy, politics, democracy, FEMA, mardi gras, carnival, Hurricane...
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy
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Daniel Ellsberg pioneered modern 'whistleblowing' when, as a former insider, he revealed the Pentagon's classified, 7,000-page history of the Vietnam war in 1971. Why did he do it, and what lessons can he give to those troubled by the Iraq war today? Listen to Daniel Ellsberg's four-part interview with openDemocracy's Isabel Hilton.
Topic: vietnam whistle-blowing ellsberg opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by Jafar Panahi
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A clip from Iranian director Jafar Panahi's black football comedy, Offside. A group of women, who are banned from watching live football, have tried to sneak into a stadium to see Iran's final qualifying match for the World Cup. Unfortunately they are caught and held in custody - what happens when one of them wants to go to the ladies? See the original article, plus interview with Panahi at this link: http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Film/offside_3620.jsp.
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy
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Wish you could hear as well as see openDemocracy? Listen to Isabel Hilton talking to Sidney Blumenthal, Alain de Botton interviewed and our picks-of-the-week in the first ever oD podcast.
Topic: opendemocracy, podcast, pilot, democracy, Isabel Hilton, Sidney Blumental, Alain de Botton, mp3,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Daniel Ellsberg, Isabel Hilton
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Daniel Ellsberg pioneered modern 'whistleblowing' when, as a former insider, he revealed the Pentagon's classified, 7,000-page history of the Vietnam war in 1971. Why did he do it, and what lessons can he give to those troubled by the Iraq war today? Listen to Daniel Ellsberg's four-part interview with openDemocracy's Isabel Hilton. For partial transcripts and observations, please visit: http://www.opendemocracy.net/conflict-protest/ellsberg_3101.jsp
Topic: Daniel Ellsberg, Vietnam, Pentagon Papers, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, Iraq, whistle-blower,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by Mark Hanrahan
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Mark Hanrahan talks to director Chris Gorak about his new film and fictionalising a terrorist attack
( 2 reviews )
Topics: film, terrorism, arts, culture, democracy, opendemocracy, politics, attack, terrorism
Open Democracy
by Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie
552
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openDemocracy presents the second of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Two giants of south Asian culture, the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and novelist Salman Rushdie discuss democracy, migration and identity. For transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/pen2_3520.jsp Part 1 of a 2 part audio.
Topic: Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie, PEN
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Charlie Devereux, Reza
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Amidst ongoing violence and fragile politics, how has independent reportage fared in post-Taliban Afghanistan? Charlie Devereux talks to world-renowned photojournalist Reza about his Kabul-based NGO Aïna and ambitions to construct a free Afghan media.
Topic: opendemocracy, Taliban, Aina, Charlie devereux, reza, photography, Afghanistan, Taliban, NGO,...
Open Democracy
by Sister Helen Prejean, Isabel Hilton
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Over 1000 people have been executed in the US since the death penalty was reintroduced in 1976. Sister Helen Prejean, a leading campaigner against capital punishment and author of "Dead Man Walking", talks to Isabel Hilton about the flaws in the American judicial system and whether the death penalty will ever be abolished. Plus, an exclusive extract from her new book "The Death of Innocents". For partial transcripts and observations please visit...
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Sister Helen Prejean, death penalty, dead man walking,...
Open Democracy
by Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Hilton
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Carlos Fuentes, one of Latin America's foremost novelists, talks to Isabel Hilton about his latest book "The Eagle's Throne" which explores the nature of power and presidency in a future Mexico. For transcripts and observations, visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3258 Interview in two parts.
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Hilton, The Eagles Throne, Mexico,
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Yang Lian, Peter Forbes
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Listen to Yang Lian read Shi Tao's poem "Pain, and an English translation performed by Peter Forbes For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3035 Poem 2 of a 2 poem series
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Choman Hardi, Yang Lian, Jack Mapanje, human rights,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Isabel hilton, Sidney Blumenthal
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After the mid-term elections, what next for US politics? Sidney Blumenthal, openDemocracy columnist and author of "How Bush Rules", speaks in this exclusive interview with openDemocracy editor Isabel Hilton about the Democratic victory, the Republican trauma, and the Bush predicament now.
Topic: Sidney Blumenthal, Isabel Hilton, opendemocracy, open democracy, politics, democracy, midterms,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Comite de Apoyo del Tibet, Tenzin Tsundue
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Earlier this year an historic lawsuit opened, charging the Chinese authorities with genocide and other crimes in Tibet. openDemocracy talks to Tenzin Tsundue, one of the Tibetan witnesses testifying in the case, and the Spanish-based NGO that launched the proceedings.
Topic: Emily Hunter, Comite de Apoyo del Tibet, Tibet, opendemocracy, democracy, politics, open democracy,...
Open Democracy
by Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Hear Clive Stafford-Smith talk about what it's like to conduct client attorney interviews in Guantanamo. "It all depends on whether you believe in Santa Claus". For partial transcript and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=2&debateId=124&articleId=3055 Part 3 of a 10 part interview.
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Choman Hardi
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Listen to Choman Hardi read "Summer roof". For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3035 Poem 4 of a 4 poem selection.
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Choman Hardi, Yang Lian, Jack Mapanje, human rights,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by opendemocracy, Elias Khoury, Brian Hanrahan
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"Literature is the way to deal with the human soul, to deal with our perception of life." Gate of the Sun, Elias Khoury's highly acclaimed epic novel is among the very first and few to address the modern history of Palestine. What inspired him to write it, and what are his hopes for peace in the Arab world? Listen to Elias Khoury's three-part interview with Bri­an Hanrahan. To read transcripts and observation, visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/khoury_3462.jsp.
Topic: opendemocracy elias khoury palestine arab literature
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Charlotte Collins, Yto Barrada
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Over the last 15 years, the Strait of Gibraltar has become one of the main gateways for illegal immigration in north Africa. Yto Barrada's photographs, taken between 1998 - 2004, capture the temptations of leaving, and the unfulfilled hopes of escaping into Europe. Charlotte Collins talks to her. For partial transcripts and observations please visit Part 1: the background Part 1 of a 2 part interview.
Topic: Yto Barrada, Morocco, Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, Strait Project
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Tariq Ramadan
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Tariq Ramadan speaks about writing, religion, and freedom of expression.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Solana Larsen, Mark Lynas
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From the "Ankelohe Conversations" in Germany Solana Larsen talks to the Author of "High Tide: News from a warming world", Mark Lynas, about climate change and the oil endgame.
Topic: opendemocracy, Ankelohe Conversations, Solana Larsen, Jeremy Leggett, George Marshall, Mark Lynas,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy
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The World Bank economist Branko Milanovic talks to openDemocracy about globalisation, inequality and labour mobility.
Topic: opendemocracy, politics, democracy, Branko Milanovic, World Bank, economics, inequality, Gini...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
387
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Hear Clive Stafford-Smith explain why he is working for the Guantanamo prisoners. "It's always been a rule of my life that if someone is being hated, you have to get between the hated and the hater". For partial transcript and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=2&debateId=124&articleId=3055 Part 5 of a 10 part interview.
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by Jafar Panahi
362
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0
A clip from Iranian director Jafar Panahi's black football comedy, Offside. What happens at the end of the match? See the original article, plus interview with Panahi at this link: http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Film/offside_3620.jsp
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Elias Khoury, Brían Hanrahan
358
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In hundreds of interwoven stories, "Gate of the Sun" addresses the memory of the nakba, the flight and expulsion of large numbers of Palestinians during the war of 1948. Here, Elias Khoury talks about why it has taken so long for an epic novel of this experience to be written, how he combined imaginative literature with documented events, and his fascination for the province of Galilee. Part 1 of a three part interview. For transcripts and observations, visit...
Topics: opendemocracy, elias khoury, palestine, arab, literature, nakba
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Charlotte Collins, Yto Barrada
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Part 2: the photographs Part 2 of a 2 part interview. For partial transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-photography/barrada_3551.jsp
Topic: Yto Barrada, Morocco, Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, Strait Project
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Juan Luis Cebrian
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Juan Luis Cebrian speaks about writing, religion, and freedom of expression.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Solana Larsen, Jeremy Leggett,
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From the "Ankelohe Conversations" in Germany Solana Larsen talks to the former chief scientist of Greenpeace, Jeremy Leggett, about climate change and the oil endgame.
Topic: opendemocracy, Ankelohe Conversations, Solana Larsen, Jeremy Leggett, George Marshall, Mark Lynas,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Isabel hilton, Carlos fuentes
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Carlos Fuentes interview
Topic: carlos fuentes,
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Margaret Atwood, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie
287
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openDemocracy presents the first of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk and Margaret Atwood discuss power, shame and saying the unsayable. For partial transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/pen_3488.jsp Part one of a three part interview.
Topic: openDemocracy, Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, PEN, democracy, open democracy
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Alvaro Gil-Robles, Isabel Hilton
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The CIA is accused of operating "black sites" - secret prisons in Europe, using European airports for clandestine flights connected to the transfer of unacknowledged prisoners. Alvaro Gil-Robles, human-rights commissioner for the Council of Europe, tells openDemocracy's Isabel Hilton that this must stop - and that democrats cannot fight terrorism by abandoning their principles and values. For transcripts and observations please visit...
Topic: torture, detention, CIA secret flights, European Convention on Human Rights, democracy, terrorism,...
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Elias Khoury, Brían Hanrahan
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Khoury discusses the endlessly-debated question of literature's relation to politics. The ambiguities and complexities of literature are not the stuff of practical political life, yet the imaginative power of literature offers one of the few possible ways out of a deadlock of mutual non-comprehension. For partial transcripts and observations, plus an extract from Elias Khoury's book "Gate of the Sun", please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/khoury_3462.jsp Part two...
Topics: openDemocracy, Elias Khoury, Palestine, arab literature, gate of the sun
Source: openDemocracy
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Upamanyu Chatterjee
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Upamanyu Chatterjee speaks about writing, religion, and freedom of expression.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
Source: opendemocracy
Open Democracy
by opendemocracy, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Hear Clive Stafford Smith, whose clients have been tortured, explain. For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=2&debateId=124&articleId=3055 Part 9 of a 10 part interview
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nilufer Gole, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, Ian Buruma
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
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Open Democracy
by Sister Helen Prejean, Isabel Hilton
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Listen to Sister Helen Prejean on public concern about the death penalty. For partial transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3186 Part 2 of 4 part interview.
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Sister Helen Prejean, death penalty, dead man walking,...
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Ammar Abdulhamid, Carol Darr, George Saunders, Åsne Seierstad, Susan Tifft; Jacob Weisberg
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For millions, the Internet is now the go-to place for news, opinion, advice, advocacy, outrage, connection, and community. But as information disseminates at lightning speed, what happens to "fact"? When every rumor, prevarication, hallucination, or fantasy instantly goes global, is there any way to detach truth from lies?
Topics: Ammar Abdulhamid, Carol Darr, George Saunders, Åsne Seierstad, Susan Tifft, Jacob Weisberg,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nilufer Gole, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, Ian Buruma,
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. In a question and answer session eight speakers discuss writing, religion, and freedom of expression: Should there be a distinction between we define freedom of speech in artistic domain and public domain?
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
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Open Democracy
by Daniel Ellsberg, Isabel Hilton
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By the mid-1960s it was widely understood at official level in the Pentagon and the state department that Vietnam, as Ellsberg put it, "was not the place where we could plant our flag" yet the war continued until 1975. openDemocracy asks Daniel Ellsberg: why, if the experts knew that the policy was failing, did successive United States presidents not know it? For partial transcripts and observations, please visit...
Topic: Daniel Ellsberg, Vietnam, Pentagon Papers, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, Iraq, whistle-blower,...
Open Democracy
by Daniel Ellsberg, Isabel Hilton
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Knowing how the system works, what does Daniel Ellsberg think it would take to get out of Iraq? For partial transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=3&debateId=33&articleId=3101 Part 4 of a 4 part interview.
Topic: Daniel Ellsberg, Vietnam, Pentagon Papers, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, Iraq, whistle-blower,...
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Choman Hardi
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Listen to Choman Hardi read "At the border". For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3035 Poem 1 of a 4 poem selection.
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Choman Hardi, Yang Lian, Jack Mapanje, human rights,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Choman Hardi
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Listen to Choman Hardi read "My mother's kitchen" For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3035 Poem 3 of a 4 poem selection.
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Choman Hardi, Yang Lian, Jack Mapanje, human rights,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Elias Khoury, Brían Hanrahan
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Khoury addresses American attitudes to the Middle East and his assessment of the chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Amidst a crisis in the Arab world, he says, Arab intellectuals must continue to articulate the idea of a secular, democratic and just society. To view transcripts and observations, visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Literature/khoury_3462.jsp. Part 3 of a three part interview.
Topics: opendemocracy, elias khoury, palestine, literature, israel
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Open Democracy
by Sister Helen Prejean, Isabel Hilton
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Listen to Sister Helen Prejean explain the cultural significance of the death penalty in the United States. For partial transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3186 Part 1 of 4 part interview.
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Sister Helen Prejean, death penalty, dead man walking,...
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Hear Clive Stafford Smith on US efforts to save face as it tries to close down Guantanamo. For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=2&debateId=124&articleId=3055 Part 7 of a 10 part interview
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocrcay, Ian Buruma
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
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Open Democracy
by Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Hear Clive Stafford-Smith talk about the dirty tricks the US military plays on the lawyers and their clients in Guantanamo: "Nothing I've heard, is of any consequence to US security whatsoever, unless the fact that my clients have been tortured and abused by US soldiers is of consequence to US national security". For partial transcript and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=2&debateId=124&articleId=3055 Part 4 of a 10 part interview.
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Hilton
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Part 2: literary imagination and democracy For transcripts and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3258 Part 2 of a 2 part interview.
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Hilton, The Eagles Throne, Mexico
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Open Democracy
by Sister Helen Prejean, Isabel Hilton
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Listen to Sister Helen Prejean on who wants it and who doesn't. For partial transcripts and observations please visit: http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3186 Part 4 of 4 part interview.
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Sister Helen Prejean, death penalty, dead man walking,...
Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Hans Magnus Enzensberger speaks about writing, religion, and freedom of expression.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Nilufer Gole
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Nilufer Gole speaks about writing, religion, and freedom of expression.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
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Open Democracy
by opendemocracy, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nilufer Gole, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, Ian Buruma
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openDemocracy presents the third of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Speakers discuss writing, religion, and freedom of expression and Ian Buruma brings up the question of Power.
Topic: PEN, opendemocracy, World Voices, Juan Luis Cebrian, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Hans Magnus Enzensberger,...
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Open Democracy
by Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Hear Clive Stafford Smith talk about life of the men - and boys - inside the prison camp. "I have visited most of the death rows in America and none of them compare to the treatment of those prisoners there". For partial transcript and observations, please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=2&debateId=124&articleId=3055 Part 2 of a 10 part interview.
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Yang Lian, Peter Forbes
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Listen to Yang Lian read Shi Tao's poem "June, and an English translation performed by Peter Forbes For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=1&debateId=66&articleId=3035 Poem 1 of a 2 poem series
Topic: democracy, open democracy, openDemocracy, Choman Hardi, Yang Lian, Jack Mapanje, human rights,...
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Open Democracy
by openDemocracy, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton
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Hear Clive Stafford-Smith explain that the real problem is the secret prisons around the world and how the US based "catastrophic decisions" on false evidence obtained through torture. For transcripts and observations please visit http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article.jsp?id=2&debateId=124&articleId=3055 Final part of a 10 part interview
Topic: Guantanamo, Clive Stafford-Smith, Isabel Hilton, openDemocracy, democracy, black sites, abu ghraib,...
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